January 2021 Beefwatch Webinar Series Registration Now Open

January 2021 Beefwatch Webinar Series Registration Now Open

Cow and calf
Photo credit Troy Walz.

The BeefWatch Webinar series is designed to highlight management strategies in grazing, nutrition, reproduction, and economics to increase cow/calf and stocker production efficiency and profitability. Each session will feature industry experts and plenty of opportunity to interact to get your questions answered. More information about the BeefWatch Webinar Series can be found on our webpage: https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch-webinar-series 

Each webinar will begin at 8:00 PM Central Time. Dates are January 5, 12, 19 and 26.

The focus for this month’s webinar series is “Preparing and Managing for the Calving Season” with the following speakers and topics:

January 5, Preventing Calf Scours

■       Dr. Halden Clark, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■       Is there a way to reduce the likelihood of calf scours without adding additional vaccines or other cash expenses to your current program?  Could it be as simple as a few carefully planned pen or pasture moves?  Register here.

January 12, Calving Tool Box and Record Keeping

■       Drs. Lindsay Waechter-Mead & Erin Jobman, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■       Don’t be caught unprepared! Lindsay will discuss her favorite tools to have ready for calving season and tricks to help make it a smooth season. Erin will discuss how to derive valuable knowledge from your calving records.  Register here.

January 19, Calving Complications and when to call the vet

■       Dr. Becky Funk, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■       How long should you wait before you need to involve the vet? Becky will discuss how to manage calving difficulties and when you should consider calling the vet to help with complications. Register here.

January 26, Cow Nutrition Needs at Calving and in Early Lactation

■       Troy Walz, West Central Research and Extension Center
■       Are your cows ready to meet the demands of calving and early lactation? Troy will discuss the importance of proper nutrition for the cow during late gestation and early lactation and also its importance to calf health and performance. Register here.

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series. 

Dr. Kacie McCarthy, Beef Cow-Calf Specialist, 402-472-6074, kacie.mccarthy@unl.edu
Dr. Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist, 402-472-6289, mary.drewnoski@unl.edu